Blog Posts - Nagano

Kumoba Pond

by Hello Japan on Feb 3, 2013

Kyu-Mikasa Hotel

by Hello Japan on Feb 3, 2013

Concrete Shell Villa In The Forest

Shell House Villa is located in the Karuizawa region of Kitasaku, Nagano, Japan. Designed by architecture firm ARTechnic, the concrete villa with a large oval shell shaped structure is built in the middle of the forest. The structure appears to float...
by iDesignArch on Jan 10, 2013

Japan: Instagrammed

After spending 10 days in Japan, followed by a week in Korea, my mind is still processing the whole, amazing experience. I visited Japan in 2008 on my round the world trip, and it’s still one of my most-loved countries for so many reasons. For...
by Powered by Tofu on Nov 28, 2012

Tenryukyo Station

天竜峡、長野県Tenryukyo Station, on the JR Iida Line from Toyohashi to Iida in Nagano Prefecture, is the main point of access for public transport to the picturesque Tenryukyo Gorge on the Tenryu River.Visitors can enjoy hi...
by Japan Visitor on Nov 6, 2012

Onsen. A Look Back.

Like I've told you before, (or did I?) LOL this is my favorite onsen (bath house) place. I don't know what it's called but it's in Nagano. I believe there are actually a lot of bath houses in there. Been to some other places but this is my favorite p...
by Life is a One Hit Wonder on Oct 14, 2012

Japan Ukiyoe Museum Matsumoto

日本浮世絵博物館What should a tourist visit in Matsumoto? Without hesitation, I recommend the magnificent Matsumoto Castle. But after that, should you stop at Italian Tomato for a bite to eat? (It's good.) Maybe you'd like Mr. Donut? (Mmm...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 25, 2012


Did you watch the NHK's Fuurin Kazan back in 2007? This exciting drama portrayed the saga of the Takeda clan, told from the viewpoint of Yamamoto Kansuke, a general and strategist for Takeda Shingen. When we arrived in Nagano, the first place we vi...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 5, 2012

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